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Gut microbiota promotes pain chronicity in Myosin1A deficient male mice


Chronic pain is a heavily debilitating condition and a huge socio-economic burden, with no efficient treatment. Over the past decade, the gut microbiota has emerged as an important regulator of nervous system ' s health and disease states. Yet, its contribution to the pathogenesis of chronic somatic pain remains poorly documented. Here, we report that male but not female mice lacking Myosin1a (KO) raised under single genotype housing conditions (KO-SGH) are predisposed to develop chronic pain in response to a peripheral tissue injury. We further underscore the potential of MYO1A loss -of -function to alter the composition of the gut microbiota and uncover a functional connection between the vulnerability to chronic pain and the dysbiotic gut microbiota of KO-SGH males. As such, parental antibiotic treatment modifies gut microbiota composition and completely rescues the injury -induced pain chronicity in male KO-SGH offspring. Furthermore, in KO-SGH males, this dysbiosis is accompanied by a transcriptomic activation signature in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG) macrophage compartment, in response to tissue injury. We identify CD206 + CD163 - and CD206 + CD163 + as the main subsets of DRG resident macrophages and show that both are long-lived and self -maintained and exhibit the capacity to monitor the vasculature. Consistently, in vivo depletion of DRG macrophages rescues KO-SGH males from injuryinduced chronic pain underscoring a deleterious role for DRG macrophages in a Myo1a-loss-of function context. Together, our findings reveal gene-sex-microbiota interactions in determining the predisposition to injuryinduced chronic pain and point -out DRG macrophages as potential effector cells.
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hal-04612102 , version 1 (17-06-2024)




Ana Reynders, Z. Anissa Jhumka, Stéphane Gaillard, Annabelle Mantilleri, Pascale Malapert, et al.. Gut microbiota promotes pain chronicity in Myosin1A deficient male mice. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 2024, 119, pp.750-766. ⟨10.1016/j.bbi.2024.05.010⟩. ⟨hal-04612102⟩
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